Although sightings of any of the big, territorial males were scarce, the females and sub-adults certainly were not. Many of the regulars were seen, and there was a truly exceptional sighting of all three of the Nyalethi youngsters together, reminding us once again how fortunate we are as guides to be working on such an incredible piece of land. I hope you enjoy the post this week.
The Vomba Young Female gets low in an attempt to stalk a herd of impala. Unfortunately for her the incessant alarming of some Rattling Cisticolas gave her presence away.
The Maxabene 3:2 Young Male was still hanging around this week, although is injured left eye showed little sign of improvement.
The Maxabene Female keeps watch from the top of a termite mound
The Dudley Riverbank Female yawns after a nap at a spot called Water on The Rocks
The sighting of the week had to go to the three Nyalethi youngsters. They were seen reunited at the scene of a duiker kill that we think was made by one of the young males. The reunion was anything but friendly, however, as at over two years old they have been independent for quite some time. Here the 4:3 Young Male (left) confronts the Young Female in the canopy of a large Jackalberry
For most of the time we were the there, the other young male (pictured above in an older photo), lay in the long grass chewing on the last remains of the duiker whilst his siblings sorted out their differences in the nearby Jackalberry.
Although I only just managed to catch her eye through the leaves, I think this shot sums up the Nyalethi Young Female's discontent at the presence of her brothers.
The Nyaleti 4:3 Young Male scans his surroundings looking for his brother before descending the tree
Nyalethi Young Female keeps a weary eye on her brother after he decided to leave the scene
Nyalethi Young Female pauses in the fork of a the Jackalberry before making her final descent
Tuochdown! Nyaleti Young Female lands gracefully after clambering down the large Jackalberry tree which her brothers had chased her up
After a long afternoon interacting with her brothers, Nyaleti Young female gets a drink from a pool in the Manyalethi River